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Miroirs d'eau du Léman au Biwa, Olivier Robert, 2015

Updated: Jan 4

A book published by Glénat Editions on the occasion of the exhibition 'Miroirs d'eau, du Léman au Biwa' at the Lake Geneva Museum, Nyon, Switzerland.

Miroirs d'eau, du Léman au Biwa - Book, 2015

Foreword by Lionel Gauthier, curator of the Lake Geneva Museum. Nyon, Switzerland 2015:

” Throughout the pages of this book, Olivier Robert takes you on a journey along the shores of twenty-eight lakes. It all begins on the shores of Lake Geneva, where the photographer has lived for over twenty years. Starting from 'his' lake, he takes you through various lake destinations, including France, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Finland. The final destination is Japan, the homeland of his wife: Ashi, Daigoji, Kawaguchi, Notoro, Ogawara, Onuma, Shikina-en, Shikotsu, Suizenji, Towada, Toya, and finally Biwa. [...]

By showcasing Olivier Robert's work in this book and in an exhibition (November 19, 2015 - February 28, 2016), the Lake Geneva Museum continues one of its missions established when it was founded in 1954: to collect, study, and highlight the cultural and natural heritage of Lake Geneva. [...]

Beyond its announced heritage value, Olivier Robert's work has an added significance for the Lake Geneva Museum. With his journey along twenty-eight lakes, which invites us to compare the landscapes and the imprints of human societies on them, the photographer unconsciously perhaps, engages in a process akin to limnology. […] “


Book presentation and signing during the exhibition's opening at the Lake Geneva Museum on November 19, 2015, as well as at Payot bookstore Rive gauche, Geneva on November 21, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at 7 Rue de la Confédération, 1204 Geneva.

Book signing

  • Opening reception, Musée du Léman, November 19th 2015

  • Payot bookstore Geneva, November 21st 2015, from 3pm to 5pm

  • Opening reception, Musée de l’eau, May 21st 2016, from 6pm

  • Opening reception, Galerie 361, June 4th 2016, from 6pm

  • Galerie 361, June 18th 2016, from 4pm to 7pm

  • Krisal Gallery, November 5th & 6th 2016, from 2pm


  • Honorable mention at the International Photography Awards, USA 2017

  • 3rd prize of the Photography Festival of Strasbourg, France. Jury selection 2017

  • 3rd prize of the Prix de la Photographie Paris, France 2017

  • 1st & 2nd prizes of the Moscow International Foto Awards, Russia 2017

  • 2015

  • Glénat Editions SA

  • French

  • Foreword by Lionel Gauthier, curator of Lake Geneva Museum

  • 20 x 20 cm

  • 128 pages, 77 photographs

  • Hardcover

  • ISBN 978-2-940446-48-3



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